Reversing depression with the spoken word
Rabbi Jonathan Bernis understands the power of the spoken word. He had a woman in his office who had been suffering from depression for over 20 years. She had gone to several different doctors. They could not help her.
Rabbi Bernis gave the woman a number of different faith-building Bible verses and told her to spend an hour every day speaking them out loud.
The woman began confessing faith scriptures — and so on. When she went back to the rabbi less than TWO WEEKS later, she was completely healed.
Faith Comes By Hearing and Hearing By the Word of God. Romans 10:17
Meditate using the spoken word
Meditate on the Word day and night so that you will be careful to do what is written. Then you will be prosperous and successful. Joshua 1:8, paraphrased
Joshua was about to lead around three million Jews into the promised land. God told him that if he meditated on the word of God, he would be prosperous and successful. When God said meditate, He used the Hebrew word hagaw. Hagaw means to talk, to utter, to mutter.
In other words, in order to make God’s word come to pass in our lives, we should say it out loud. At least, say it loud enough so that your ears can hear it. Our brains process things differently when we hear them as opposed to just thinking them.
For with the heart a person believes, resulting in righteousness, and with the mouth he confesses, resulting in salvation. Romans 10:10
In other words, if a person believes in his spirit (heart) first, then he gets results by confessing the word. If you are in the habit of praying for people person to person, get them to confess that your prayer for them will be answered. Get them to speak it out loud boldly. Tell them the power of the spoken word.